Golf City, a peri-urban community in the north of Tema, has lost its only football pitch to the ongoing railway line being contracted from Tema To Akosombo.
Members of the community have been forced to live without any active football since the contraction began in early parts of 2018. The football pitch which also served as the largest open-air space or converging spot for community members had always been of great value to the community. Local football is now at a standstill because there hasn’t been any definite replacement for the lost pitch.
Local football teams have had to seek permission to use some school fields which aren’t big enough or forced to play their games in neighbouring Michel Camp, Community 22 or community 25 parks.
The park was known as the free town park and has contributed greatly to Ghana football. Elmina Shark current goalkeeper, Richard Attah played and developed his skills on this park. Aduana Stars striker, Yahaya Mohammed also trained on this field whenever the season is over or on break. Residents used to fill the park to watch games every weekend, but that is no longer possible. It’s contributions to national football development has been great. Residents and football lovers are asking the authorities to allocate a definite alternative or new place for the game in order to see some active football return.
Golf city became a statutory settlement in 1999 after it grew from the small villages of Saki and Bediako. The population is estimated to be around 100,000 people. It is found in the Kpone-Katamanso district of the Tema Municipal Assembly and named after the Tema country Golf course located on its borders with the industrial area.